Technological adjuncts to increase adherence to therapy: a review

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Clough, Bonnie A. and Casey, Leanne M.. 2011. "Technological adjuncts to increase adherence to therapy: a review." Clinical Psychology Review. 31 (5), pp. 697-710. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2011.03.006
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Technological adjuncts to increase adherence to therapy: a review

ERA Journal ID6185
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsClough, Bonnie A. (Author) and Casey, Leanne M. (Author)
Journal TitleClinical Psychology Review
Journal Citation31 (5), pp. 697-710
Number of Pages14
Year2011
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0272-7358
1873-7811
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2011.03.006
Web Address (URL)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272735811000547
Abstract

This paper identified and reviewed technological adjuncts to increase client adherence to therapy. Three areas of adherence were identified, namely treatment dropout and non-attendance, engagement during and between therapy sessions, and aftercare. Database searches were conducted in each of these areas to identify relevant studies published between the years of 1990 and 2010. Adjuncts designed to replace or reduce direct therapist contact, change the medium of communication between the client and therapist, or alter the content or style of the therapy were not included in this review. Adjuncts were reviewed in light of theories of adherence, including Self Determination Theory, the Transtheoretical Model, and the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Adjuncts reviewed included appointment reminders, exercises and monitoring delivered by mobile phone, and exercises and data collection delivered by computer. Limitations and directions for future research were addressed and discussed.

KeywordsTechnology; Adherence; Compliance; Dropout; Engagement; Homework
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520399. Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
420313. Mental health services
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Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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